Today is our last day of No Impact Week, but I am sure that many of the changes I have made to my lifestyle will stick with me. The morning went well, and I really enjoyed our conversation today in class. I was motivated by everyone’s stories and challenges that they faced during the week, and it made me really think about my choices as well.
Sadly, I had a few mishaps today that really tarnished my no impact record. My morning went really well, and I thought I was in the homestretch for the week. But then I had lunch for Communication Fellows, and had to use a paper plate. Strike one! It was really depressing to use the plate, because I knew that I could have used my Tupperware from meal x last week, but I had not brought it.
Today started out well, I went through my normal energy-less routine this morning and got to class. Our discussion today really helped me think about the book in a different and more interesting way. The argument about human nature versus industry made me really think about who we are blaming in environmental discourse. If we blame people, we allow industry to do what it wants; but then the people may demand different products.
Today started out pretty well, I remembered to not use any of the lights while getting ready, and to pack my breakfast in my Tupperware. I even took a cold shower, which greatly reduced my time in the bathroom and woke me up! I can’t remember if Colin said this or not, but someone remarked that cold showers are more effective at waking you up in the morning than coffee, and they are right.
I started out this week positively, making sure not to make the same mistake Colin did by blowing my nose straight away. I made sure to unplug my phone charger, not use any lights, and only use cold water when getting ready. My breakfast was vegetarian, and I carried it to class in my fancy Tupperware from home.